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Thomas Edison discovered a way to transmit electricity. The year was 1882 in the Manhattan borough of NYC. He established the first electric station.                      “The pearl Street Station” Instead of kerosene lights eventually we had incandescent  light bulbs. 462 more words

UPDATE: Keeping U.S. Reactors Safe from Power Pulses

Scott Burnell
Public Affairs Officer

The NRC requires U.S. nuclear power plants to be able to shut down safely in the face of many extreme events – tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes. 482 more words


National Power Grid Attacked by Terrorist

“A single monkey caused a nationwide blackout in Kenya after falling on to a crucial piece of equipment.

The monkey fell on a transformer at the… 158 more words


Duke Energy Indiana’s Electric Grid Plan Gets Approved

Duke Energy Indiana’s revised plan for modernizing its present electric grid has been agreed upon by some of the main consumer groups of the state. “Besides replacing aging equipment, the plan modernizes the electric grid for the type of information and services that consumers have come to expect,” said Melody Birmingham-Byrd, President, Duke Energy Indiana. 40 more words


'Israel's electrical grid attacked in massive cyber attack' 

  • The incident occurred during two consecutive days of record-breaking winter electricity consumption, with the Israel Electric Corporation reporting a demand of 12,610 megawatts on Tuesday evening as temperatures dipped to below-freezing levels.
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Cyber Asset Lesson Learned Finalized

NERC’s Standards Committee (SC) approved the Lesson Learned (LL)document on CIP-002-5: BES Cyber Assets on January 21, 2015. This document was originally released for comment on September 9, 2015, and the final document is dated December 7, 2015. 1,210 more words

Selfie-posting power grid workers are inadvertently exposing critical information

When workers at infrastructure facilities post selfies that show the operations’ inner workings, they’re handing vital intelligence to attackers, one expert has warned.

Think back to the photos of Prince William when he was an RAF Search and Rescue helicopter pilot: as you might recall, there were… 492 more words